WorkPlace
350 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport CT 06604
Contact Information
Address 350 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604-
Telephone (203) 610-8500 x
Fax 203-335-9703
E-mail info2@workplace.org
Web and Social Media
Mission

The mission of The WorkPlace is to develop a well-educated, well-trained and self-sufficient workforce that can compete in the changing global marketplace.

At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1984
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Joseph M. Carbone
Board Chair Mr. Leon Bailey
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $25,907,832.00
Projected Expenses $25,907,832.00
Statements
Mission

The mission of The WorkPlace is to develop a well-educated, well-trained and self-sufficient workforce that can compete in the changing global marketplace.

Background

The WorkPlace was originally incorporated as the Private Industry Council of Southern Connecticut on August 11, 1983. Today, The WorkPlace is one of five Workforce Investment Boards in the state established by the Connecticut General Assembly to provide regional workforce training and education for low to moderate-income job seekers in southwestern Connecticut.

Impact

Recent highlights from The WorkPlace’s history include:

· In 2008, The WorkPlace started the Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program, a statewide effort, serving at risk borrows and addressing foreclosure by focusing on the financial stability of borrowers.

· In 2012, 60 Minutes aired “Trapped in Unemployment” by Scott Pelley, which documented a new initiative by The WorkPlace called Platform to Employment (P2E), a ground-breaking program geared towards putting the long-term unemployed back to work.

· Also in 2012 and 2013, The WorkPlace was awarded the “Connecticut Quality Improvement Innovation Award. GOLD level” for P2E and the Health Career Academy respectively.

· In 2014 the Platform to Employment program (P2E), was cited by President Obama for its achievements helping the long-term unemployed. P2E is currently being replicated in 22 cities across the nation.

· October 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded The WorkPlace a $14 million 5 year grant to continue and to grow our regional Health Career Academy (HCA). The Health Professions Opportunity Grant enables us to outreach and serve our regional low-income population and other individuals in need for healthcare careers not just jobs. We expect to serve 1500 individuals during this period.
·January 2016, The WorkPlace was one of six organizations to receive an Allstate/Atlantic Media Renewal Awards for its innovative, local approach to a pressing issue affecting communities across the country. Judging criteria included the ability to replicate the program, and the current and future impact of the program. The six winners, who were identified after a year-long national search and through the Atlantic Media editorial series, represented some of America’s best social innovators. Thomas Wilson, Chairman and CEO, Allstate Insurance Company remarked, “The commitment and creativity demonstrated by these leaders truly embody the spirit of our Renewal Awards. We often talk about national problems, but these organizations represent local solutions at work. They are renewing America from the ground up and empowering individuals to live a good life.”

As a national leader in the field of workforce development, we regularly share ideas, best practices and lessons learned with lawmakers, foundations, think tanks and other workforce development organizations around the country. The factors that have contributed to our success are regularly maximizing our relationships with community partners in a collaborative approach to solving workforce challenges. 

 Goals
1) To strive to develop more solutions to address long-term unemployment through innovative programs such as Platform to Employment (P2E), which will help long-term unemployed and under-employeed individuals to re-enter the workforce.
 
2) To make a greater impact on youth development by better connecting systems and providing programs that offer earlier career exposure. Expanding youth programs which connect youth needs with business needs is vital. 

3) To continue to diversify funding by expanding support from individuals, foundations and corporations to serve more people in-need and provide targeted programs and services not funded by public dollars.

Needs
While fewer public dollars are available the demand for services remains near all-time highs. Allowing The WorkPlace to fulfill our mission, as the Workforce Investment Board for southwestern Connecticut, The WorkPlace has taken a leadership position in coordinating programs that have an immediate impact on the low- to moderate-income job seekers in southwestern Connecticut.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Employment / Employment Preparation & Procurement
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Family Services
Areas Served
Ansonia
Derby
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton

The Workplace serves a 20 town region which includes 15 Fairfield County towns and towns which bridge New Haven County: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bridgeport, Darien, Derby, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

Programs
Description 1)Workforce Preparation and Occupational Skills Training – The core of The WorkPlace activities occurs through one of our four American Job Centers located in Bridgeport, Stamford, Ansonia, and Derby as well as a mobile career coach which visits local public libraries and other locations. American Job Centers provide critical workforce services to unemployed and underemployed people in the region as well as provide information on additional support agencies. Services are provided at no-cost, including workforce preparation workshops, access to job training, supportive services, and much more. All programs and services are at no cost to the customer. In 2015, The WorkPlace served more than 34,000 unemployed and underemployed job seekers through the American Job Centers.
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Many individuals that The WorkPlace serves are being severely impacted by the current state of the economy in the wake of The Great Recession. They also face challenges to secure employment due to business needs changing and business skill requirements increasing. The challenge is not just putting people back to work, but helping to retrain and rehabilitate the low-income and long-term unemployed.

Description 2) Platform to Employment(P2E) addresses the need for the long term unemployed to return to work and the employer need to recruit skilled workers. The program is a public-private partnership which gives businesses a risk-free opportunity to evaluate and consider hiring the long term unemployed during an 8 week work experience program. Investments from private donors support participants through pre-employment preparatory programs and work experience opportunities.
 
What makes P2E different from traditional remedies is the inclusion of counseling and behavioral health services to manage stress, depression and confidence building. During the preparatory program, participants are encouraged to take action to fully realize their personal and professional potential, as well as their value proposition to a potential employer. They develop new strategies for solving problems which creates a positive change in the job seeker. The vital paid work experience program becomes an eight-week demonstration of skill sets and ability to produce for a potential employer. To attract employer partners, P2E eliminates this risk in hiring by subsidizing wages during the eight-week work experience. The employer fills an open position with a P2E participant at no-cost for the first four weeks and at a partial cost for the second month. The expectation is that a participant, if successful, will be hired to the employer’s payroll. 
Population Served Adults / Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

P2E begins with a five-week preparatory program designed to address social, emotional and skill deficiencies caused by long-term unemployment. Critical skills are addressed in the preparatory program which is designed to assist in the challenges the long-term unemployed face. A support system focusing on performance improvements incorporates a curriculum of self-assessment, managing change, effective communication and successful job search strategies. Each participant moves through the various components of the preparatory program prior to becoming eligible for an eight-week paid work experience. Each component is designed to develop and ensure program participants have the skills, knowledge and ability to be successful in the work experience phase.

 

 

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
Platform to Employment (P2E) enables the long-term unemployed job seeker with the tools necessary to find gainful employment. A core element of this solution is a support system focusing on lasting performance improvements for P2E participants. P2E incorporates a proven curriculum of self-assessment, change management, effective communication and successful job search strategies. Multi-media tools reinforce instructor led programs and cohort learning. Progress is tracked and recorded through a series of credentials earned at different stages of professional development. The program helps 99ers take action and fully realize their personal and professional potential.They develop new strategies for solving problems and create a positive change in themselves.
 
As society becomes more comfortable with a slowly improving economy which demands a smaller workforce, these workers will be forgotten. They are using up savings, retirement plans and personal resources which will eventually create a greater burden on society. Workers exhausting unemployment benefits and remaining unemployed fall into the safety net of services such as food stamps and social programs. Today, the long-term unemployed have become the largest demographic utilizing support programs in southwest Connecticut. These job seekers should have a level playing field in their ability to complete for and obtain a job so that they may remain self-sufficient and help support their households and families.

 

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Measuring the economic value added of P2E will be as important as helping people who have exhausted unemployment benefits find jobs. To ensure we have developed the methods and processes required to accurately track the value of P2E we have aligned with the Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut Community Partners.A team of Harvard Business School alumni and another from the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University have examined a number of variables to evaluate the economic impact of P2E in helping the long-term unemployed return to work. Their work and documentation will be made available for future reference, program refinement and replication.The program examination will help us assess lessons learned and strategic implications of P2E while better defining how we can create a steady flow of the long term unemployed back into the workforce system.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

The success of P2E has been realized in a few different ways. First, it created a forcein ourcommunity that generated support and services for the long-term unemployed. Second, we have achieved aproven recordof results. P2E has placed more than 70% of program participants into work experience programs, with nearly 90% of these individuals moving on to full-time employment. Lastly it has become a source ofhopefor the long term unemployed. They have heard loud and clear that help is on the way.Following our initial success, hundreds from across the country registered for webinars to learn more. CBS, CNN and other national media including Fox and PBS have covered P2E. Subsequently we have announced the expansion of P2E to 10 cities across the country. Each will become a Center of Hope for the long-term unemployed in their community.

Description 4) Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County, a project of The WorkPlace, helps economically disadvantaged women find and maintain employment, develop greater self-esteem, enhance work skills, and advance in careers. Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life, all at no cost to the participant. There is no other program like this in Fairfield County. Dress for Success is supported by individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Population Served Adults / Females / Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield Countyhas three key components that helps address its short term success:Simply Suited, which offers professional attire to women searching for employment as well as newly-employed women who need to develop a professional wardrobe; the Professional Women’s Group(PWG), a monthly professional networking group and learning community; and theCTWorksCareer Centers in Bridgeport, Derby and Stamford, provide career resources to help women obtain and retain employment. The WorkPlace, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and Career Resources, Inc. are the three key partners of Dress for Success.

 

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

As public funds provided by state and federal agencies are restrictive and are not available to supportDress for Success Mid-Fairfield County, The WorkPlace must seek private support from foundations, corporations, and individuals to continue this vital program and ensure that it is self-sustaining.Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield Countyprovided more than 586 suiting’s for women this past year, with the majority of clients from the Bridgeport area. Support helps The WorkPlace serve more women in-need during these difficult economic times, providing them with unique, targeted services at no-cost. With your support, we will be able to expand programming to help women reach their full potential as they work to secure jobs, retain employment, and advance in careers. 

 

With the growing need to serve more women and the majority of clients coming from Bridgeport, in March 2011 The WorkPlace, Inc. relocated Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County from its former location on the Bridgeport-Fairfield line to a larger and more centrally located space at 240 Fairfield Avenue in downtown Bridgeport. The new location is closer to public transportation and just one block from theCTWorksCareer Center which offers workforce preparation, access to education and occupational skills training, and a variety of supportive services. The new location also offers additional space to accommodate the almost 15,000 donated items received this year, including professional clothing and accessories such as handbags and jewelry helping the program as it moves towards long term success.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Success of the program is monitored by the number of women we serve which include provide them with suits and accessories.  The WorkPlace also considers the amount of clothing and accessories donated to the program as part of the programs success. Without the donations of clothing and accessories the program would not be successful.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
Last year we provided over 586 suitings to women in need in the community and 15,000 donated items from the local citizens and suit drives.
Description 5) Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program (MCJTP) – This vital program was developed in response to the country’s foreclosure crisis and is designed to help Connecticut residents avoid foreclosure by providing training scholarships and other supportive services to unemployed or underemployed people to help them gain the skills they need to earn more. MCJTP offers Customized Employment Services; Job Training Scholarships; Job Placement Assistance; Financial Literacy; Credit Counseling; and Referrals to other services. The program serves Connecticut residents who are 60 days or more past due on mortgage payments and have household income less than $120,000.
Population Served Adults / Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
The program continues to help people facing foreclosure get counseling, training, employment support and other services they need to increase their income and keep their home. In the past year (May 2012 to April 2013) 95 homeowners from New Haven County were served. Most of them received career coaching, employment support services and attended a financial literacy workshop. Fifty-four participants started training and 32 of them already completed training.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
As a whole, 82% of the participants obtain an industry recognized license or certificate and 68% find a new job. Of the re-employed, 65% experienced an increase in wages. Most of the participants get a loan modification, new payment plan or participate in state or federal loan assistance program. Less than 10% of the participants lose their home due to foreclosure while active in the program.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
One of our recent success stories featured Priscilla Ashley of Hamden. Ms. Ashley was six months past due on her mortgage when she enrolled in the program. Ashley worked with a program specialist and received training that allowed her to open a daycare center to supplement her income and re-establish mortgage payments. She credits the program with making it possible to open her business in January 2013 and she is working with her lender to modify her loan. The program used ETO for assessments, to document outcomes and to review program performance.

Secure, comprehensive, and flexible, ETO Software® is a web-based performance management solution that transforms data into knowledge that can be accessed via a multitude of easily generated reports to monitor, measure, and optimize impact. It was designed by human service professionals who understand funding, reporting, and staffing challenges and the uniqueness of human service organizations and their programs. The core value of this software lies within its reporting capabilities.  These capabilities provide fast and secure access to information.
Description
The  Health CareeRx Academy addresses two major needs of the region: Provide the TANF (Temporary Assistance Needy Families) and other low-income populations with core skills, occupational skills and much needed supports so that members of this population can obtain employment in this growth industry, earn advanced credentials and sustain themselves and their families. While providing this population with health career skills and credentials, the program will also ameliorate the workforce shortages that are projected to plague this industry. The aging of Connecticut’s population will have profound implications for the future Health CareeRx workforce. Between the year 2000 and 2030, the population 65 years of age and over is expected to increase 69%. An aging population will place greater demands on the health care system at the same time that many health professionals will be retiring. Also, as the population ages, there will be a continuing shift in the type and setting of health care services provided.
Population Served Adults / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

Designed with input from healthcare providers and educators, the Health CareeRxAcademy offers a unique, forward-thinking program of training and services, including:TheAcademy enrollees receive services to develop their interpersonal and customer service skills.The Connecticut League for Nursingprovides personalized workshops for all participants, focused on communication and teamwork in a healthcare setting. Participants are assigned a health career professional as a mentor to help make career and employment decisions and to assure they understand what it takes to succeed in healthcare.  TheYale New Haven Health System Institute for Excellencewill consult on talent succession planning and leadership development. Occupational training is offered for in-demand healthcare occupations. This training will lead to either a certificate or degree from an accredited provider and will allow state or national licensure. The Academy strives to provide participants with work experience in the healthcare field, through internships, job shadowing, observation or meaningful volunteer work.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

The program saves employers time and cost associated with recruiting and hiring employees by:recruiting and screening candidates,selecting those with a commitment to succeeding in health care;provides candidates who have received job readiness and “soft” skills training suchas interpersonal communication and healthcare customer service;provide math and literacy instruction to enhance basic skills; assessing individual learning styles, work styles, talent, and leadershipskills in order to find the best career fit;criminal background checks for all candidates;provides support to address obstacles to training, including child care and transportation subsidies.

 

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

The Health CareeRxAcademy is monitored by ETO for the DOL H1-B grant and by Performance Reporting System (PRS) for the HSS Health Professions Opportunity Grant. The project is monitored and measured using Effort To Outcomes (ETO) software. ETO is a web-based performance management system developed by Social Solution, Inc. in 2000. ETO serves as both the case management and performance management data tracking system for programs. The ETO platform is ideal, since it is fully customizable and scalable and the data that is captured using ETO auditable and attributable. Once the data is entered it can be analyzed to assess progress and make evidence based decisions about how to adjust service to optimize performance. ETO can prove useful to: identify which of efforts, services, staff and programs are most effective at achieving desired outcomes; identify and track key trends; monitor participant attendance; manage and analyze participant demographic data; analyze assessment results; manage referrals; and maintain a comprehensive history of participant information. Secure, comprehensive, and flexible, ETO Software® is a web-based performance management solution that transforms data into knowledge that can be accessed via a multitude of easily generated reports to monitor, measure, and optimize your impact. It was designed by human service professionals who understand funding, reporting, and staffing challenges and the uniqueness of human service organizations and their programs.

 

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Upon completion, Health CareeRxAcademy enrollees are eligible to proceed to occupational training at an accredited school or training provider. Enrollees will have access to further workshops, covering topics such as Job Search and Social Media, as well coaching and mentoring from healthcare professionals, and ongoing career development with Academy staff.

 

CEO/Executive Director
Mr. Joseph M. Carbone
Term Start Mar 1996
Email jcarbone@workplace.org
Experience

Joe Carbone has been President and Chief Executive Officer of The WorkPlace since 1996. During Joe’s tenure, The WorkPlace has evolved into a nationally recognized leader in creating innovative workforce programs. The WorkPlace’s entrepreneurial approach to workforce development has expanded the agency’s capacity to assist underserved populations, including workers with disabilities, at risk youth, veterans, and the LGBT community. Most recently, The WorkPlace launched a unique program for “99ers,” the growing ranks of unemployed persons who have exhausted their state and federal unemployment compensation benefits. Joe is a seasoned administrator with private-sector experience, having managed government relations for Textron and the Allied Signal Corporations.

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 96
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 30
Staff Retention Rate 98%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 34
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 47
Hispanic/Latino 16
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 37
Female 56
Unspecified 6
Senior Staff
Title Executive Vice President
Title Chief Administrative Officer
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations
Regionally, we work with a wide scope of business leaders, local officials and other stakeholders to develop innovative workforce development plans that identify and address the area's employment needs and interests. On a state level, we collaborate with state and local agencies to ensure that we deliver services that are consistent comprehensive workforce development planning.
As a national leader in this field, we regularly share ideas, best practices and lessons learned with lawmakers, foundations, think tanks and other workforce development organizations around the country. We pride ourselves on bringing new thinking to the workforce table. The WorkPlace is a dynamic organization of ideas and actions, resources and initiatives -- all designed to strengthen the workforce. Incorporating the concept of "Think it forward", every area within our organization is encouraged to innovate and activate as we put ideas into motion for the greater good of the economy throughout our 20 town region and beyond.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
GOLD - Platform to Employment ProgramConnecticut Quality Improvement Innovation Award2012
Work and Learn Program (A project of the Trafigura Foundation)Connecticut Quality Improvement Innovation Award2011
Enterprise Partnership AwardFamily ReEntry, Inc.2010
Business in Bloom AwardBridgeport City Council and Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce2010
SILVER - Mortgage Crisis Job Training ProgramConnecticut Quality Improvement Innovation Award2009
SILVER - Insurance and Financial Services Center for Educational ExcellenceConnecticut Quality Improvement Innovation Award2008
Champion of CompassionU.S. Department of Labor Center for Faith-Based & Community Services2007
SILVER - CTWorks Career CoachConnecticut Quality Improvement Innovation Award2005
Agency of the YearValley Council for Health & Human Services2004
METAL, Inc. - Theodore E. Small Workforce Partnership AwardNational Association of Workforce Boards2003
Workforce Development Award for ExcellenceNational Association of Counties2002
Distinguished Performance Award - Workforce Investment Board of the YearNational Alliance of Business2001
Associate of the Year, J'Ingrid Clemons, Welfare to Work CoordinatorWelfare to Work Small Business Administration (SBA)2000
Excellence in Customer Service, Gail H. Casper, JobLink CounselorNew England Training & Employment Council1995
#1 Training Center in the United States *PIC Technology Training CenterIBM Corporation1994
Board Chair
Mr. Leon Bailey
Company Affiliation The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Term July 2010 to June 2016
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Larry Bentley Patriot National Bank
Mr. Arthur Bogen Down to Earth, LLC
Dr. Paul Broadie Housatonic Community College
George Lee Byers Park City Communities
Mr. John P. Condlin Stamford Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Clodomiro Falcon La Guia Hispana
Mr. Garry Feldman U.S. Computer Connection LLC
Mr. Victor Fuda CT Dept. of Labor
Ms. Teresa Giegengack (EC) Westport Human Services Department
Ms. Lindy-Lee Gold Dept. of Economic & Community Development
Mr. Joseph Grabinski Sikorsky Aircraft
Mr. Herbert Grant DMG & Associates, LLC
Herbert Grant DMG and Associates, LLC
Mr. Craig Hoekenga (EC) Microboard Processing, Inc.
Doug Holcomb Greater Bridgeport Transit
Richard Iannucci Port 5 Naval Veterans
Mr. Michael LaBella TD Bank, N.A.
Curtis Law Norwalk Housing Authority
Dr. David Levinson Ph.D.Norwalk Community College
Mr. John Loeser IBM
Mr. Jim Lohr Carpenters Labor Management Program
Mr. Henry Lugo (EC) People's United Bank
Sabrina Mancini CT State Dept of Education
Ms. Reina Marasco Valley Regional Adult Education
Ms. Kathleen Marchione Bureau of Rehab Services/DSS
Mr. Matthew McSpedon JPMorgan Chase Bank
David Morgan TEAM, Inc.
Mr. Jack Myers Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Mr. Marc Napolitano (EC) UBS Investment Bank
Jim Oddo Frontier Communications
Mr. Win Oppel (EC) Ad-Merica Corp
Mr. Frank Ortega Citibank
Frank Ortega Citibank, NA CT
Catalina Samper-Horak Neighbors Link Stamford
Poonam Sharma CT Dept of Social Services
Atty. Margaret Sheahan Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C.
Mr. Garrett Sheehan (EC) United Illuminating
Mr. Bruce Silverstone (EC) Aquarion
Mr. Thomas Sportini IBEW Local 488 JATC
Ms. Jennifer Stites Nestle Waters, N.A.
Ms. Denise Taft Davidoff (Vice Chair and EC) Marketing & Management Consultant
Mr. Thomas Wilkinson Local 371 United Food & Commercial Workers
Ms. Lana Wong New England Financial
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 39
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 5 India and other
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 34
Female 13
Unspecified 4
Board Co-Chair
Ms. Denise Taft Davidoff
Company Affiliation Marketing & Management Consultant
Term July 2013 to June 2016
Email davidoff.denise@yahoo.com
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30 2017
Projected Revenue $25,907,832.00
Projected Expenses $25,907,832.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals ChartHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$27,542,550$23,703,262$26,496,444
Total Expenses$27,828,877$24,157,021$25,951,379
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$400,996$784,630$1,543,300
Government Contributions$25,933,968$21,793,204$23,648,365
Federal$4,674,093----
State$20,762,325----
Local------
Unspecified$497,550$21,793,204$23,648,365
Individual Contributions------
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$1,196,799$1,123,948$1,301,598
Investment Income, Net of Losses$872$1,152$3,181
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$9,915$328--
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$26,399,941$22,838,123$24,607,197
Administration Expense$1,249,195$1,147,163$1,191,125
Fundraising Expense$179,741$171,735$153,057
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.990.981.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%95%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%1%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$4,707,687$4,716,031$5,770,500
Current Assets$4,491,212$4,373,184$5,449,428
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$3,685,646$3,407,076$4,007,425
Total Net Assets$1,022,041$1,308,955$1,763,075
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCT Dept. of Labor $20,762,325HHS3 $1,693,738HHS2 $1,994,183
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountUS Dept. of Labor $1,768,165AARP $600,000Tratigura Domus $600,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountUS Dept. of Veteran Affairs $1,469,602WalMart $250,000Citi Business Services $300,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.221.281.36
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Comments
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Address 350 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Primary Phone 203 610-8500
Contact Email info2@workplace.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Joseph M. Carbone
Board Chair Mr. Leon Bailey
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

 

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